Observation 217688: Flammula alnicola (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2015-10-04

Collection location: Lackawanna State Forest, Thornhurst, Lackawanna Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

One solitary specimen appearing terrestrial, but presumably growing form a buried root. Cluster is a separate fruiting at the base of a tree. Spores from the two collections are identical. Spore print colors are identical (rusty reddish-brown).

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Fairly common late-season mushroom…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-04 21:08:13 PDT (-0700)

here in NE PA.

Interesting species, Dave
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-10-04 20:11:43 PDT (-0700)

I would have never guessed it was a Pholiota. I have never encountered this species in my home state, and I don’t recall seeing it at any of the out-of-state forays I attended over the last decade.

Nice set of photos, and a truly cool Pholiota.
By: Tom Bruns (pogon)
2015-10-04 19:51:08 PDT (-0700)

Created: 2015-10-04 08:35:47 PDT (-0700)
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